more thoughts on categories

Minh Ha Duong haduong at
Sat Aug 30 19:37:50 CEST 2008

Le samedi 30 août 2008, Michael Shiloh a écrit :
> Ideally, when the category page is reduced sufficiently that it is
> actually usable, then it should replace the index. I think that's the
> goal we should have in mind as we work on the categories.
> Then we have an automatically generated index, which in my opinion is
> much more valuable, and we wiki maintainers just have to monitor pages
> and make sure they are in appropriate categories.
> Comments?

  Well, I stated my point of view already: categories and lists of pages are 
not exclusive. But we should use the right tool for the task.

  An automatic comprehensive table of contents is good. A manual table of 
content is not practical to do and to use.

  Manually maintained indexes of well formatted, organized and selected pages 
can also offer value to readers.


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